Which companies are doing great things with business blogs and which should you benchmark as you develop your own business blog? I’m going to point you in the direction of two companies whose business blogs you should be reading. [Read more…] about Business Blogs to Benchmark for Success
WordPress for Business Websites – Small Farm Design
Recently, I published a call for submissions from businesses that use WordPress to create their business websites asking them to participate in the WordPress for Business Websites series here on BusinessLogs.
The purpose of this series is to show all the amazing things businesses can do with WordPress.org.Â Suffice it to say, WordPress.org lets you create much more than a blog!
You can submit your WordPress site for inclusion in the WordPress for Business Websites series by following the link and leaving a comment with your URL in this post.
Today’s WordPress for Business Websites featured business is Small Farm Design.
As Craig Kistler of Small Farm Design explained in his submission: [Read more…] about WordPress for Business Websites – Small Farm Design
WordPress Plugins for Business Blogs – Subscribe to Comments
An important part of building a business blog is the commenting feature that turns your blog posts into active, engaging, and ongoing conversations. However, it can be challenging and time-consuming for visitors to your business blog to follow those conversations because they have to manually return to a specific post periodically to check for new comments, not knowing if they’ll find new comments when they get there or not. [Read more…] about WordPress Plugins for Business Blogs – Subscribe to Comments
1 out of 3 Twitter Users Talk about Brands
If you’ve been wondering whether or not your business should be on Twitter, then a new report from ROI Research and Performics (via eMarketer) can help you put some hard numbers to word-of-mouth marketing via Twitter.
According to the April 2010 study:
- 33% of Twitter users talk about companies or products at least once a week.
- 32% of Twitter users make recommendations about companies or products at least once a week.
- 30% of Twitter users ask for recommendations about companies or products at least once a week.
But that’s not all this study reveals.Â Nearly 1 out of every 2 Twitter users recommend, talk about, or make a purchase from a company that they have connected with on Twitter.Â Check out the breakdown below: [Read more…] about 1 out of 3 Twitter Users Talk about Brands
Facebook Marketing by Justin R. Levy – Review
This week, I received a complimentary copy of Facebook Marketing: Designing Your Next Marketing Campaign by Justin R. Levy to read and review.Â This is an updated, 2010 version of Levy’s original Facebook Marketing, published by a division of Pearson Education.
Let me start by saying this is not a how-to book.Â You won’t find page after page of screenshots walking you through the specific steps you should take to create a Facebook page, Facebook group, or Facebook profile.Â Instead, this is very much a why book.Â It clearly and concisely explains why businesses should be using Facebook to market their products, services, and brands to the social web community on a site where consumers are already spending time.
Here is the chapter run-down: [Read more…] about Facebook Marketing by Justin R. Levy – Review